Friday, October 31, 2014

Have you ever dreamed of being...

Nearly everyone I've ever met has dreamed of, or at least imagined, what it would be like to be RICH…I know I have. It’s interesting though, because hardly anyone thinks of themselves as being rich. Everyone knows other people who are rich, but rarely do we consider ourselves to be rich.

The desire to GET RICH was the motivation that drove the Gold Rush of the 1800’s, the dot-com era, and so many other major events in history. The quest for riches has been the motivation behind wars, corporate takeovers, marriages and divorces for centuries.

You deserve it…it’s time to GET RICH…just realize a paycheck alone won’t get you there. However, the money in your pocket (how you think and interact with it) is incredibly important in your quest to GET RICH.

See you soon,
Pastor Ken

P.S. Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2014

If given the option...which would you choose...

If you were given the option between living:
(A) a strong, confident, purposeful life, or
(B) a weak, anxiety-ridden, wandering life…which one would you choose?

I would be hard pressed to think that anyone would choose Option B. Everyone longs for Option A but, the reality is, it escapes so many of us. Or, at best, it seems like a hit or miss target to live by.

This weekend, we wrap up our Good, Better, Best series by looking at the greatest attribute required to make Option A our reality! The great news is…the path to Option A is available to everyone. It doesn’t matter about your education, family of origin, height, weight, ethnicity, or what your interests are, everyone can live Option A! I am convinced, believing and praying, that this weekend will change your life!

See you this weekend,
Pastor Ken

PS. This weekend, we have the privilege of celebrating communion together and I hear there are special things planned for the kids (SLIME is on the horizonJ). Don’t just hear or read about it, experience it!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Who won the last five World you remember?

If you like Cracker Jacks, then you will love this weekend at Cypress! Baseball playoffs are here and the post season intensity is heating up. One of the hottest teams in baseball, the Kansas City Royals, will be facing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. It should be a fun, entertaining series to watch.

Everyone in baseball knows…
Singles are GOOD…
Doubles and Triples are BETTER…
But…Home Runs are the BEST!

As you've been taking a swing at life, how is it going?
Do you feel as if you’re hitting singles?
Are you struggling to make contact?
Do you feel as if you've been striking out?

This weekend, I will be teaching the clear path that scripture lays out for us where everyone can learn to HIT HOME RUNS IN LIFE! In a couple of years, HARDLY ANYONE will remember who won the 2014 World Series. But, EVERYONE you are close to, MANY you work with and ALL you serve will remember how you lived and influenced them.

Good, Better, Best…don’t settle…keep climbing

See you soon,
Pastor Ken

Friday, October 10, 2014

Are you maximizing the quality of life you're living...

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra

If I promised you by walking down a certain path you would find $100 million dollars at the end of the day…would you walk down that path? If I trusted the person who told me that and felt they had the ability to deliver, I certainly would walk the path! I would probably question what $100 million dollars looks like because I can’t comprehend how much that actually is, but I would walk the path (with great anticipation I might addJ)

Well, I can’t promise you a $100 million dollars but I can share with you that there are certain paths in life that always lead to certain destinations. I read something this past week that said, “Most people spend more time planning for a vacation than they do planning for their future lives.” I wonder if that really is true…what do you think?

The Bible actually has a lot to say about this topic of planning our steps and living strategically to maximize the quality of life we live. Life really is a gift…let’s not waste it or allow it to fade away into mediocrity…

See you soon,
Pastor Ken

Friday, October 3, 2014

Are you tired of status quo?

Relationships … Good, Better or the Best

To be honest we probably need another category…possibly, “horrible,” or whatever would be an appropriate insertion before “good” as a description for some of the relationships in our lives. Relationships affect everything including our work life, personal life, love life, our joy, stress and anxiety levels, and so much more.

This weekend, we will be looking to the practical teaching of scripture to see how we can push the needle forward in the different categories of relationships in our lives. People are often times a mystery, but the basic building blocks of relationships are plain as day. If you want to be challenged, then get here this weekend! Personally, I believe it’s worth it to grow and “keep climbing” for a better quality of life, especially in our relationships. So, if you are up for a little encouragement, a challenge, and the opportunity to worship Christ with others of like mind and similar goals, I hope you will make worship a priority. 

Remember, this journey in life is not for the faint of heart. So, for those who are ready to go and are tired of status quo…see you this weekend!

Pastor Ken